Piano Master Class 1 with Andreas Haefliger

Andreas Haefliger

Mon, 19.11. | 11.00

St. Charles Hall Meggen

Vergangenes Konzert

Ticket prices for auditors: 15 CHF (full day pass)

Tickets are available only from at the box-office in Meggen

Piano Festival

17.11.-27.11. 2018



    Participants in the Master Class  

    Selected works from the Baroque to Classical Modernism

    A chance to gather advice about the art of interpretation, along with highly practical tips from experienced masters: what an advantage for young instrumentalists at the start of their careers! The exchange of ideas between the generations has always been an important concern for LUCERNE FESTIVAL. Within just a few years of the Festival’s founding, master classes began being offered alongside the regular concert program, a practice that continues up to today. And not only at the Summer Festival, but at the Easter and Piano Festivals as well. Before he performs piano concertos by Mozart and Ravel on the closing weekend, Andreas Haefliger will work with eight up-and-coming pianists over five days to develop a broad repertoire from the Baroque to classic Modernism, clarifying what matters for a successful interpretation. An array of insights is guaranteed, not only for the active participants in the master class, but for any curious auditors.

    In collaboration with the Hochschule Luzern – Musik


    Andreas Haefliger

    The Swiss pianist Andreas Haefliger, who was born in Berlin in 1962, was accepted as a student by the Juilliard School in New York at the age of 15, where he took Herbert Stessin’s piano class. Awarded several prizes, he began his career in the United States and soon appeared as a soloist with orchestras such as the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonics; the Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco Symphonies; and the Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras. He made his debut at London’s Wigmore Hall in 1993, which led to numerous engagements in Europe, including at the Salzburg Festival, the Vienna Festival, and the BBC Proms. Haefliger has performed with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, the London Symphony and the Philharmonia Orchestras, the Orchestre de Paris, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, and the Budapest Festival Orchestra. His series “Perspectives,” which combines Ludwig van Beethoven’s oeuvre with works from Mozart to Ligeti, has been widely acclaimed. In addition to presenting the project at London’s Wigmore Hall, he is also documenting it on CD; the most recent episode, “Perspectives 7,” was released in April 2018. In spring 2019, Andreas Haefliger will premiere Dieter Ammann’s new Piano Concerto with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra under Susanna Mälkki; he will subsequently perform the work with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Munich Philharmonic, among others. Haefliger also appears regularly as a pianist in lieder recitals, most recently with baritone Andrè Schuen; his recording of Schu-bert’s Goethe lieder with Matthias Goerne received the German Record Critics’ Prize. In the 2018-19 season, he has engagements as a chamber musician in Rotterdam, Antwerp, Madrid, Bilbao, and Hong Kong with violinists Cho-Liang Lin and Martin Beaver, violist Lise Berthaud, and cellist Julian Steckel.

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL (IMF) debut on 24 August 1985 as part of the “Young Artists” series in a recital with his brother, Michael Haefliger, playing violin sonatas by Ives, Beethoven, and Strauss.

    October 2018

    Other dates

    Dates for the Master Class 1:
    Saturday, 17 – Wednesday, 21 November | always 11.00 – 14.00

    Final Concert
    21 November | 16.00 | St. Charles Hall, Meggen | free admission